Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Play H-O-R-S-E.

I hate playing basketball. So take one guess at who put this in the date jar.

Me. Baahahahahaha

I'm tricky. I hate playing basketball but I loved playing horse when I was a child. We have a park right across the street and a basketball hoop right in that park. Perfect.

My parents used to take me kicking and screaming to basketball camp where I refused to learn anything or even try. Thus, basketball has become a sort of mix between ice skating and volleyball because THOSE are the things I'm good at. My hands in perfect AND beautiful formation? Ice skating. My lay-up? Volleyball approach. Perfectly pointed toes mid jump? Ice skating. Mostly, it's Evan laughing at me and me making a ridiculous fool out of myself and losing two horse games in a row. (yes, even when I had horse and Evan had pig. That was the game I did not make a single shot.)

But it was fun. And relationship building. For me to step out of my comfort zone (and that wasn't so much of a step as it was a LEAP) and to do something my husband loves to do. And not care too much about how my arms don't exactly go up as much as they go straight out. I never did get why my shots were air balls........

And it was fun. But only because Evan NEVER laughed at me. Only encouraged me and taught me how to flick my wrist for the perfect spin.

It was fun. I kinda think it might become our thing.

6 loves:

  1. Great post. I loved playing HORSE as well.
    So, so glad that you had fun.

  2. Awww how lovely! HORSE is awesome!!!! I wish my husband and I did stuff like this.. I'm like sporty spice..and he's posh spice... Except he likes hiking.. but that's the extent of his repertoire. And there's no mountains where we live.. But.. by golly I'm gonna make an effort to get him to do stuff like this... Or maybe he's intimidated by my athletic skills?? Hmm...lol I'm not that skilled actually...
    Good day Larissa!

    Janette, the Jongleur

  3. @danielle- its much more fun as an adult =]
    @janette-hahaha oh man. I laughed out loud at your description of you two. Make him play horse and then take you camping! Sounds like a blast.

  4. how cute! I miss playing horse. it's one of those things that doesn't sound fun at all, but when you actually play you have a blast, especially if its with ones you love <3

  5. katie. you have no idea HOW BAD i wanted to put that date back and not do it. it did not sound fun and i figured i'd suck and be a poor sport. quite the opposite. and so glad i held strong! <3 <3 <3

  6. Haha you are awesome. You are not as ridiculous looking as you think. For someone who never plays, I give you an A+. xoxo